Ballari woman sends 900 Rakhis to Indian army on Raksha Bandhan : report

Updated on Aug 12, 2022 02:59 PM IST

The soldiers received rakhis on August 11.

Picture for representation(Pixabay/@shantanukashyap)
Picture for representation(Pixabay/@shantanukashyap)
Written by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

A 23-year-old woman from Karnataka's Ballari named Vidyasri B has sent 900 rakhis to army personnel stationed at external borders on Raksha Bandhan, The Times of India reported. Vidya reportedly sent these rakhis through Yodha Namana, an army organisation in Bengaluru.

Out of 900 rakhis, 300 were sent to soldiers at the Wagah border, 300 to soldiers at the Assam border and 300 to the Border Security Force personnel in Haryana, said the report.

The soldiers received rakhis on August 11.

The rakhis were sent to the soldiers to make them feel good on the auspicious day as they stay away from their families, serving the nation. Vidya said she sent it as a mark of brotherhood and she has been in touch with around 200 soldiers who are deployed at various locations.

This is the second time Vidyasri has sent rakhi threads to soldiers.

Last year she sent 300 to soldiers. According to the report, the soldiers sent her pictures of them with rakhis in return.

Vidyasri is a Karnataka state civil services aspirant and she has been preparing for the competitive exams. She is a resident of Basaveshwara Nagar in Ballari.

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